Idle-suspend a little too intrusive to user experience?

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at
Tue May 11 19:10:27 EDT 2010

On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 6:09 PM, John Gilmore <gnu at> wrote:
> just fix the kernel so the suspend
> ends when the next process wants to run.

Have a look at powertop -- you'll never suspend, there are several
hundred wakeups per second.

If you want to do better than super-idling the way that recent kernels
do, you have to get into the "suspend transparently and aggressively"
game, like modern mobile phones do.

It is a pain -- some cases can be handled transparently, others need a
bit of work in making the apps suspend-aware. But the payoff is huge.


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